Leaving the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 12:50 pm, 26th February 2019

The Prime Minister’s language, borrowed from the extremists, in describing the Bill from my right hon. Friend Yvette Cooper and Sir Oliver Letwin as commandeering the House is totally irresponsible. Does the Prime Minister not understand that this is a parliamentary democracy, that we own the Standing Orders and that we can vote to change them either permanently or temporarily at any time?